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BOOM Round 4, Week 3: The Naturalists vs. The Get Money Squad

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 16:31 -- webmaster

The polls have been closed for this pair of bands. Congratulations to The Get Money Squad for collecting the most votes in this battle!

BOOM isn't just about picking favorites - it's also about promoting and supporting local music. Even though it's too late to vote, get to know the bands below, give them a listen, and if you hear something you like the best way to show support is to check them out in person when possible!

You can find more weekly battles in the BOOM Archives!

The Naturalists

The Get Money Squad

Band members: Craig Perno - guitar, vocals / Travis Perno - drums / Zachary Lionel Russell III - bass

Band bio: Garage Rock band out of Buffalo, NY. Formed in 2014 by twin brothers Craig and Travis Perno along with Zach Russell, the trio quickly began touring and drumming up buzz after releasing two singles. The Naturalists have performed with bands such as The London Souls, White Fence, Beware of Darkness, and King Gizzard & the Wizard Lizard.

You might like us if: You like a straight up rock band. We dig bands like Manchester Orchestra, Pavement and Barkmarket.

Why you should win the Online Battle of Original Music: We change our underpants regularly and love dogs. Anyone that knows rock n’ roll knows those are two key elements. If you’ve ever seen us play around Buffalo you know we have fun and give it our all every night we perform.


Band members: Quinton Brock - lead vocal, guitar / Jon Bap - lead guitar / Nico Kelly - bass / Griffin Smith - 2nd guitar / Josh Little - drums

Band bio: Having only really made hip hop music, last summer, I (Quinton Brock) set out to make a project that I could listen to on the beach! We recorded the entire EP in my living room using only the bare essentials to create the feeling and sound of simplicity that holds throughout the project! Urban Surf Rock is our genre!

You might like us if: You’re a fan of music! Our primary influences are the Beach Boys and the Beatles. We also enjoy the Pixies, Mac Demarco, and Surfer Blood! We’re also huge fans of soul music!

Why you should win the Online Battle of Original Music: Our music is in a category of its own and everyone has worked extremely hard to make it as far as we have. BOOM could be the stepping stone we need to move to the next level!


What did you think about this week's contestants? Feel free to discuss below. Please keep comments friendly, and please remember a comment is not the same as a vote - if you'd like to vote, cast your ballot above!